Monday, March 24, 2014

Creative Cafe' March kit of the month - Featuring Embossing resist technique

Hi Everyone!  I'm back today to share a pretty yet simple card featuring our latest Creative Cafe' Kit for March.  This card would be a pretty card to share with any special friend. 

Using my Classic Circles and pretty Tear Drop Circle Spellbinder dies, with the pretty floral print from the paper pad in the kit, helped pull this card together pretty quickly.   

First here's a look at my card.

The main technique featured on the center circle of my card is a simple clear embossing resist. I just stamped my image with Versa Mark added clear embossing powder and once heatee was ready to add my Distress Inks.
I'm using white cardstock to start and I used Antique Linen, and finished with Tea Dye Distress Ink. Below is a look of my embossed rose image it's hard to see but it gives  you a shiny raised impression of the image.  I balanced the same image in a circular pattern- leaving some areas in the center free for my stamped sentiment later.
First starting with the lighter Antique Linen Distress ink - I used my round sponge and coming in from the outer edge worked my ink over the embossed areas.
Adding in the Tea Dye Ink, the magic really starts to happen this ink has a little more color and gave it the added distinction and depth I was looking for.
Once I finished inking - I ran this through my Big Shot using the Classic Circle die- and using my sponge dauber applied more Tea Dye ink to the edges.  
I used the next circle up and using the Pink Cardstock from the kit cut another smooth circle.  The pretty floral print was cut using the largest Circle die from the Tear Drop set.
Below is a closeup- you can see the distress images, and also my pretty punched layered butterfly, and gorgeous flowers.  The flowers are included in the kit but come in white!  I love this as it allows you to color these to match your project.  I colored mine with Picked Raspberry Distress ink- to begin, I sprayed my paper flowers just a bit with water, and working off my craft mat worked the ink into the flower with a water brush.  To get more color, I used a small finger dauber to add more ink from the pad.  I finished them with a Sparkle spritz to give it a little shine and I think it helped blend the ink on the flowers better as well.  For some added detail, I punched some ivy leaves from and adhered them behind my flowers and onto the front of my card. 

To finish it up I added some resin dots also included in your kit.  I love how this turned out and just love the sentiment, "Life is better with Friends"  I found it became my go to sentiment over and over while making cards with this kit!


Thanks for stopping by- I'm sure you're enjoying this month's kit as much as the Team as been.  Be sure to stop back in as we have some more inspiration to come!
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe' - Creative Cafe- Fashionable Accessories
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe' - Creative Cafe- Fashionable Accessories
Ink: VersaMark Ink; Memento Rich Cocoa; Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Picked Raspberry Distress Inks
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe' -Scrap Happy Glue
Embellishments: Paper flowers; Queen & Co. Resin dots; from the kit
Tools/Dies: Martha Stewart- fern punch; Spellbinder Arts; Classic Circle and Tear Drop Circle dies